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by Andrew Sacher

Stone Jack Jones

Nashville's Stone Jack Jones has been making eerie folk for over a decade now, and he's set to release his third full length album, Ancestor (which follows 2006's Bluefolk), on March 4 via Western Vinyl. With Patty Griffin contributing vocals to many songs, and members of Lambchop backing him, Stone Jack Jones pulls from dark balladry and bits of psychedelia, simultaneously recalling classic songwriters like Johnny Cash and outsiders like Dave Bixby. The record was produced by Roger Moutenot (who's worked with Yo La Tengo, Sleater-Kinney, and others), whose touch works perfectly with Stone Jack Jones' sound.

The record's newest single, "Red Red Rose," makes its premiere in this post, and you can stream it, along with the video for previous single "State I'm In" (feat. Patty Griffin), and the album tracklist, below. That's the album artwork above. No tour planned at the moment, but he'll be at SXSW.

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by Doug Moore

Biblical
Biblical

The last half-decade or so has produced a great deal of throwback psychedelic rock and proto-metal. While I'm a proponent of both, the whole fuzzy-riff/delay-everywhere approach has inevitably started to wear a little thin with the repetition. This brand-new track "The Quiet Crooks" by Toronto's Biblical caught my ear nonetheless, thanks in large part to bassist/vocalist Nick Sewell's surprisingly delicate croon -- no beardy yelling here. The instrumental component is righteous, too, with a piled-high psych production and a topping of supersaturated guitar leads. The track makes its premiere in this post and you can listen to it below.

Biblical will release their first LP, Monsoon Season, on March 11 via New Damage Records. The band will be at SXSW and will be embarking on an accompanying US tour, with dates TBA. For now, they have a few Canadian dates lined up. Check those out and stream "The Quiet Crooks" below...

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by Bill Pearis

Cate Le Bon @ Mercury Lounge 1/17/2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Cate Le Bon

Cate Le Bon just wrapped up her East Coast tour with Kevin Morby (their Mercury Lounge show was great) and she's about to head to Europe for a monthlong tour there. After that, she'll be heading back to North America where she'll be in Austin for the insanity that is SXSW. After that she's joining Warpaint's tour for a week's worth of dates, including the NYC show at Webster Hall on March 21. That is a great double bill and tickets to Webster Hall are still available.

If you haven't heard Cate Le Bon's genuinely terrific third album, Mug Museum, yet you can rectify that via Rdio. All Cate Le Bon dates are listed, along with a video from the LP, below...

Continue reading "Cate Le Bon extends tour, playing SXSW + opening for Warpaint (updated dates)"

Burnt Ones

San Francisco's Burnt Ones are flying a freak flag particular to that part of the country -- one that is scuzzy and prolific. After numerous singles, EPs and LPs on a variety of imprints -- including Burger -- the band have landed at John Dwyer's Castle Face Records who will release their third full-length, Gift, on March 25. You can get a taste of the record via "New Heroes of Subscription Services," which makes its debut in this post. Powered by a distorted keyboard line, it's a trippy blast of color. Stream it below.

Burnt Ones are going on tour this spring, making requisite stops at SXSW and a few dates opening for Ty Segall. They'll also be east, including a show in NYC at Death by Audio on March 23 with tourmates Raw McCartney and more TBA. All tour dates are listed below....

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Burnt Ones

San Francisco's Burnt Ones are flying a freak flag particular to that part of the country -- one that is scuzzy and prolific. After numerous singles, EPs and LPs on a variety of imprints -- including Burger -- the band have landed at John Dwyer's Castle Face Records who will release their third full-length, Gift, on March 25. You can get a taste of the record via "New Heroes of Subscription Services," which makes its debut in this post. Powered by a distorted keyboard line, it's a trippy blast of color. Stream it below.

Burnt Ones are going on tour this spring, making requisite stops at SXSW and a few dates opening for Ty Segall. They'll also be east, including a show in NYC at Death by Audio on March 23 with tourmates Raw McCartney and more TBA. All tour dates are listed below....

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Radkey

"We're going to be the money source and it's really scary. But you never get anywhere unless you put yourself out there, so we're really putting ourselves out there. My dad's going to be our manager--he's been on every tour so far.He's totally cool. He actually makes everything easier because he does all the talking, comes to business stuff, and we just get to not worry about it. For instance, I woke up an hour ago and I had forgotten I had the interview, so he wakes me up and tells me what I have to do. I just hang out and write music." [Radkey to Interview Magazine]
Young Missouri trio Radkey, who happen to also be brothers and who maybe you caught when they toured with Red Fang, played Santos with the Orwells, or at Afro Punk Fest, will bring their polished punk rock sound back to NYC in February before heading overseas for a tour of the UK, and ending up in Texas for the SXSW grind (again).

The NYC gigs are an early one at Mercury Lounge on 2/20 with Your Skull My Closet, and a more recently added show one day earlier (on 2/19) at a venue they are old enough to get into, Death By Audio with Netherlands, Eula, and Shark?.

All dates are listed with songs and videos below...

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Blondie in NJ in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Blondie

This past Sunday's Grammys telecast is behind us, but another televised event that will have a ton of Americans in front of their TVs happens this Sunday (2/2): the Super Bowl. A bunch of NYC-area concerts have been announced for the weekend-wide celebration, and since we last spoke, even more have been added.

NYC punk/new wave legends Blondie will play a FREE show at the Super Bowl Boulevard Concert Stage on Saturday (2/1). The stage is located in downtown Manhattan at Broadway & 40th Street, and Blondie go on at 8:30 PM. Blondie are also set to speak and perform at SXSW this year.

Jay Z (who performed and won an award at the Grammys) is also playing a Super Bowl concert. His happens on Saturday and is an invite-only DirecTV party.

Howard Stern's 60th Birthday Bash happens Friday (1/31) at Hammerstein Ballroom at 6 PM and will stream on SiriusXM. Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the event, and guests include Louis C.K., David Letterman, Sarah Silverman, Jon Bon Jovi, John Fogerty, Steven Tyler and others. Hopefully if you're there you'll get to see Steven Tyler dance again.

Meanwhile, catch Louis CK and the Arctic Monkeys on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight (1/27).

There's also ASPIRE'S Ultimate 70s Soul Party with The O Jays at Time Warner Cable Studios and the 15th Annual NFL SUper Bowl Gospel Celebration with Patti Labelle, Mary Mary, Natalie Grant, Tamela Mann and Donnie McClurkin at MSG, both on Friday.

Other previously announced Super Bowl weekend concerts include Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Band of Horses, The Roots, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Janelle Monae, TLC, Drake and more.

Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso, aka the folky/electronic collaboration between Mountain Man's Amelia Meath and Megafaun's Nick Sanborn, have signed with Partisan Records and will release their debut album in May. Before that, the duo will release a 12" single on March 25 and you can stream the A-side, "Coffee," below.

You can hear more of Sylvan Esso when they head out on a short tour next week that hits NYC on Thursday, January 30 at Rough Trade with openers ARP and Alvvays. This show will be the first for Rough Trade since having to shut down in December due to sound/noise issues. Tickets are still available.

They'll also be in Austin for SXSW. Updated dates are listed, along with the new single stream, below...

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Wye Oak at MHOW, 9/20/2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Wye Oak

Wye Oak's last album, 2011's Civilian, took the band to new levels of success and when it came time to make the follow-up, Jen Wasner and Andy Stack could have easily made Civilian Pt 2 and rode the indie folk train to new heights of popularity. Instead, the duo are shaking things up considerably for their as-yet-untitled fourth album which they made at Brooklyn's Rare Book Room studios. Wasner told SPIN:

There's not a lick of guitar on this whole record. It basically inverts what we were responsible for. Andy was playing droney bass lines on keyboard. Now he's responsible for the more upper register stuff that guitar would normally handle, while I'm playing bass lines on a bass guitar. The idea was really appealing to me because we had sort of hit a wall, just with the complete and total excess of touring that we had done, the use and overuse of that format. It tainted the guitar for me and I was finding it really, really hard to get anything out of it from a writing perspective. I wasn't excited about it -- too much baggage. It just felt tired to me.
While no release date or other info has been released yet, Wye Oak do have tour dates coming up on their way to SXSW (they're playing Savannah Stopover too). They'll also be at Coachella this year, and on the other side of that they'll play NYC at Webster Hall on May 7. Tickets for Webster go on sale Friday (1/24) at noon.

Jen Wasner is currently on the road this week as part of the touring tribute to Gene Clark's No Other that also features members of Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Lower Dens, The Walkmen and more. That will be in NYC this weekend for sold out shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (1/25) and Sunday (1/26).

All Wye Oak tour dates are listed below.

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by Bill Pearis

Gulp
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Super Furry Animals have been on hiatus since 2010 or so following the previous year's Dark Days/Light Years. The band are still together just working on individual projects at the moment. Frontman Gruff Rhys is probably the most prolific, having released solo LP Hotel Shampoo in 2011 and last year put out a second Neon Neon album with collaborator Boom Bip. You can check out the video for "Hammer & Sickle" from Neon Neon below.

Bassist Guto Pryce, meanwhile, formed Gulp with singer Lindsey Leven who have put out two singles to date. Both blend elements of late '60s British folk, groovy bachelor pad rhythm sections and glitchy electronics. SFA keyboardist Cian Ciaran mixed the records. Classy and cool, you can stream them below. Gulp, which live also includes Gwion Llewelyn of fellow Welsh band Race Horses, will be coming over for SXSW and while there have been no dates announced outside Austin, let's hope that changes.

Speaking of Ciaran, he put out his second solo album, They Are Nothing Without Us, in September 2013, loaded with anthemic, melodic rock (and angry protest lyrics) and is not that far off from songs he contributed to SFA's late '00s albums. You can stream his album via Rdio.

SFA drummer Dafydd Ieuan has been spending his time apart from the band with The Earth a group started by Mark Roberts of Catatonia (if you remember them) and is fronted by Dionne Bennett who used to sing with Rhys Ifans' band The Peth (Ieuan was in that band too). The band's debut album, Off On One, came out back in October 2012 and might be described as "widescreen soul." You can stream the album below too.

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By Doug Moore

Whores at Union Pool, 2012 (more by Markus Shaffer)
Whores

Fresh off the successful release of their second EP Clean and a sold-out show at Saint Vitus in November, Atlanta's Whores are already gearing up for 2014. On February 11, they'll participate in Brutal Panda's latest series of covers-driven split 7"s; their side features a sludgified version of The Cure's "Jumping Someone Else's Train." (The other side features Rabbits, who cover "Give It to Me" and "A Reflection" on their side.) Preorder the split here and stream the Whores cover below.

The band will also embark on a North American tour in March and April. Lo-Pan and Fight Amp will join them on certain dates (which are listed below). The tour will hit both SXSW and Spillover Fest in Texas; the Fight Amp leg will stop in NYC at Saint Vitus on March 28. Keep an eye out for tickets.

Check out the Whores/Cure cover tune, the cover art for the split 7" with Rabbits, and their full run of tour dates below.

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by Bill Pearis

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If you were wondering, The Pizza Underground's 15 minutes are not up yet. The novelty tribute act -- which counts MaCaulay Culkin as a member -- who played a free show at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right back in December, have a couple more NYC shows coming up. On January 23 they'll perform at the MOSCOT store on the Lower East Side and while RSVP's are full for that event, you can still see them the next day (1/24) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with an otherwise dancey lineup of French Horn Rebellion, Rush Midnight, Heavenly Beat and Seasick Mama. That show is free.

After that the Pizza Underground are playing a few other East Coast dates in January, and then are actually going on tour in March surrounding a visit to SXSW. They'll finish that trek back here in Brooklyn for a show at Baby's All Right on March 22 with Total Slacker and Toby Goodshank. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All Pizza Underground dates are listed, along with their demo medley, below...

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Japanther at MHOW in 2011 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Japanther

The always-riotous Brooklyn duo Japanther are set to head out on a tour this March with mathy post-hardcore trio Tiny Moving Parts (who just played our holiday party), which we at BrooklynVegan are proud to be presenting. The tour begins here in NYC on March 9 at Saint Vitus with two local openers TBA. Tickets for that show will be on sale via Ticketfly, and we'll let you know when they are.

The tour then heads south and brings both bands to Austin for SXSW a few days later. All dates are listed, along with videos from both bands and the tour flyer, below...

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By Doug Moore

The Atlas Moth at Irving Plaza, 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Atlas Moth

Double-dip of good news for fans of Chicago's The Atlas Moth today. First, they'll be touring North America along with The Ocean, Scale the Summit, and Silver Snakes from the end of February through the beginning of April, including SXSW, a stop at South By So What? Fest in Grand Prairie, TX on March 14, and an NYC stop at the Studio @ Webster Hall on March 29. Tix aren't on sale yet, but keep an eye out.

Second, they'll be releasing the follow-up to 2011's critically acclaimed An Ache for the Distance in June. The new album is titled The Old Believer. From the official press release:

THE ATLAS MOTH are going to embark on a massive North American tour this spring (alongside The Ocean, Scale The Summit, and Silver Snakes) to prelude their upcoming glorious new album "The Old Believer" which will be slated to be released this June. On this tour you can expect The Atlas Moth to play a decent amount of new music from "The Old Believer", which we can assure you will be one of 2014′s milestone albums in heavy music. All we can currently say about "The Old Believer" is simply, expect to be blown away. The new album is leveling and will easily be recognized as the band's best work to date.
All Atlas Moth dates are listed below...

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The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.

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Mohawk photos by Tim Griffin

J. Mascis & Residual Kid in Mascis-chusetts
Residual Kid

Residual Kid @ Mohawk in Austin - 1/3/2014
Free Week in Austin - 1/3/2014

They may be young, but they are talented and apparently J. Mascis agrees because the Austin band, who we also caught at Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2012, recently spent some time in Massachusets recording with none other than the Dinosaur Jr. frontman. Residual Kid's recent Facebook posts include quotes like: "Having a blast recording in Mascis-chusetts! J. Mascis rules!", "Man, you're gonna LOVE these new recordings with J.Mascis!", and "Mascis-chusetts has been awesome! Recording with J.Mascis was an amazing experience - can't wait to share the new songs with you!"

Meanwhile, Ben Redman (drums), Deven Ivy (guitar) and Max Redman (bass) are back in Austin and celebrating the annual week of free shows known as 'Free Week' which continues through 1/11. Residual Kid played a free show at Mohawk on 1/3 and pictures from that show, which was with What Made Milwaukee Famous, are on this post. If you missed it, RK play again Thursday (1/9) at Holy Mountain and Friday (1/10) at Cheer Up Charlies, both also free.

Their upcomin gCheer Up Charlies show will also sadly be one of the last happening at the eastside space which is closing down after this weekend and moving to Red River in the former home of Club DeVille. This is big music venue news for locals and SXSW-tourists alike. Both DeVille and Cheer Up Charlies have been very active venues during SXSW, with Cheer Up Charlies especially notorious for being the location of many unofficial Todd P shows.

Club DeVille, where we hosted a bunch of BrooklynVegan SXSW shows, is (was) also right next door to Mohawk where we recently caught Big Freedia and Public Enemy and.... Residual Kid. More pictures of the latter below....

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Wild garage rockers Black Lips will release their new album, Underneath the Rainbow, on March 18 via Vice. That's the cover art above which was shot by famed rock photographer Mick Rock. The record was co-produced by Black Keys' Patrick Carney and you can listen to the first single, "Boys in the Wood," below.

Around the time of the album's release, the band will be hitting the road including stops at SXSW and Burgerama and one show in NYC: Webster Hall on April 17 with Natural Child. The tour wraps up with an appearance at Austin Psych Fest in May. Tickets for Webster Hall go on sale Friday (1/10) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (1/8) at noon.

The Black Lips were last here in November. All 2014 dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Black Lips head 'Underneath the Rainbow' in March, announce tour, including SXSW & NYC (dates & stream)"

by Doug Moore

Obliteration

Norway's Obliteration put out one of strongest old-school death metal albums of 2013. Black Death Horizon even made it onto resident black metal partisan Wyatt Marshall's best-of-2013 list. Though these guys pop on record, I can imagine them really dominating live; this style of frantic, Autopsy-derived death metal is heavily geared towards the stage over the studio.

We'll get to put that notion to the test soon, as Obliteration are hitting North America for a ten-day tour in March which starts in Austin for SXSW and wraps up in Brooklyn at the Acheron on 3/22 with Fantom Warior, Fleshtemple, and Iron Force. No ticket info yet, but keep an eye out.

All tour dates are listed, along with a full album stream of Black Death Horizon, below.

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Part insolent and part sceptical, they remain incredibly vague and absurd in response to all questions: "Why would you like to know how old we are?" (T, on age). "We're very slim, toned, 6ft 4in and a little bit like Jude Law in Alfie" (J, on appearance). They are willing to explain a bit about their backstory: before forming Jungle they were "dilly-dallying" and "making ends meet" as session musicians and songwriters, and they play as a seven-piece live. T and J have been friends since they were nine, for more than 10 years, and were neighbours growing up in west London.

"J literally jumped over my garden wall one day with a Pokémon card and asked 'What have you got? I want to trade.' And that's where it started," says T.

"We used to hang out on the wall that joined all our gardens. A lot of us used to - I suppose it was like a micro-community that started happening, and that forms who you are. You always go there after dinner. Get in fights. Rollerblade. When the internet wasn't around, you know?" - [The Guardian]

Enigmatic UK duo Jungle -- the pair seen in press photos and videos isn't actually them (maybe?) -- released the appealing The Heat EP earlier this year and were recently "longlisted" on BBC's Sound of 2014 poll. If you haven't checked them out, you can stream a few of their tracks below.

Jungle will be heading to North America in March for SXSW and will be playing a few other shows while here, including two in NYC: March 8 at Rough Trade and March 9 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets to both shows are on sale now.

All dates are listed, along with streams and videos, below...

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Black Lips at Bowery Ballroom, Nov. 2012 (more by Dylan Johnson)
Black Lips

SXSW 2014, which does down from March 7-16 across multiple Austin venues, already announced one round of artists, and they've just now revealed the second lineup announcement. It includes Syd Arthur, The Baseball Project, Arthur Beatrice, Black Lips, Blouse, Circuit des Yeux, Diarrhea Planet, Kevin Drew, Dune Rats, EMA, Esben and the Witch, Fielded, Future Islands, Jenny Hval, James Iha, Kayo Dot, Love Inks, Mirah, Gary Numan, Peelander-Z, Potty Mouth, Public Service Broadcasting, Rockie Fresh, Saintseneca, Skream, Slothrust, The So So Glos, Spires, Talib Kweli, Tashaki Miyaki, Timber Timbre, Torres, Tourist, Truckfighters, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Wye Oak, French band La Femme (who are planning a two month North American tour around it) and many more.

Badges are still available. Full lineup announcement below...

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London Grammar

UK electronic pop trio London Grammar, who were one of the collaborators on Disclosure's Settle and also released their own debut LP If You Wait this year, were in North America not long ago, and they've announced that they'll return in 2014. We already knew they'd be coming for SXSW, and they'll do other shows on our side of the Atlantic around then too. Those dates include a BrooklynVegan-presented NYC show happening on April 9 at Irving Plaza (their last NYC show was a sold out one at the smaller Gramercy Theatre). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/22) at 10 AM and there will be a BrooklynVegan presale starting Thursday (11/21) at 9 AM (check back Thursday morning for the password). After that, Live Nation and Music Geeks presales start Thursday at 10 AM. All currently announced dates are listed below, but stay tuned for more too.

When London Grammar's September/October tour hit Seattle, they recorded a KEXP session, which was recently uploaded and can be watched in full below.

The trio are also set to release a single/EP for the track "Nightcall" which was on their debut LP, and that will be out on November 8. That will feature a remix of the track by Hot Chip's Joe Goddard. You can listen to that, along with those videos and the list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "London Grammar remixed by Joe Goddard, touring in 2014, playing Irving Plaza after SXSW (dates & a BrooklynVegan presale)"

by Andrew Sacher

Jungle

London's Jungle released their debut EP, The Heat, earlier this year, and though the sounds on it have been around for decades, they're delivered in a way that's entirely of the moment. Production-wise, Jungle operate in a very post-James Blake way, but unlike most artists for whom that descriptor applies, there's a real vintage-ness here, recalling the period of funk and soul just as those genres started transitioning into disco. They've got Marvin Gaye croons, Chic basslines, and sharp Earth Wind & Fire falsettos, but you can't even call those artists "out of style" when you consider records like Channel Orange and Random Access Memories are some of the most talked about albums of late. Jungle do the sound well too; each track on their four-song EP is a winner. Check out the video for the title track, and stream the other three, below.

Jungle will be crossing the Atlantic in 2014 to make their US debut in Austin for SXSW. No other North American dates have been announced at the moment, but stay tuned.

Video and streams below...

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Autumn Defense

The Autumn Defense (John Stirratt and Pat Sansone of Wilco) have announced that they'll release their new album, Fifth, on January 28 via YepRoc. They recently released the album's single, "None of This Will Matter," which you can stream, along with the artwork and tracklist, below.

The Autumn Defense also have some dates scheduled for 2014, including a NYC show happening on February 11 at Highline Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale today (11/6) at noon. They're also playing SXSW. All dates are listed below.

In other Wilco-related news, Jeff Tweedy is going on a solo tour this December (no east coast shows though). All of his dates are listed, along with the Autumn Defense stream, artwork, tracklist and dates, below...

Continue reading "The Autumn Defense releasing a new LP, touring; Jeff Tweedy touring too (dates & streams)"

SXSW

Though here in NYC we're in the midst of CMJ craziness, Austin's craziness that is SXSW has just announced its first round of bands for next year's festival. SXSW 2014 goes down across multiple Austin venues from March 7-16 and so far includes London Grammar, Calvin Love, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Men, OBN IIIs, Pure Love, Royal Canoe, Saint Rich, Shakey Graves, SISU, Ski Lodge, Soldout, Teengirl Fantasy, Jonathan Toubin, Ume, Vockah Redu, Dot Wiggin Band, Deidre and the Dark, Doughbeezy, Kaytranada, Killa Kyleon and more. Badges are on sale now.

Full initial lineup below...

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Passion Pit at Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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Ahead of Passion Pit's Pier 26 shows, they'll be performing live on Live on Letterman on September 4. The concert is taped at the Ed Sullivan Theater and airs on CBS.com and VEVO at 8 PM EST. You can also vote for what their last song will be on CBS.com. We've also got two pairs of tickets to give away for this show. Details on how to enter are below.

Passion Pit also just released their Taco Bell-sponsored documentary that they filmed during SXSW. The documentary, titled Hello Everywhere, was directed by Sam Jones (who did Wilco's I Am Trying to Break Your Heart) and features footage of the band and opener Wildcat! Wildcat! performing at Hype Hotel. You can watch the whole thing below.

Wildcat! Wildcat! are also touring with Black Light Dinner Party this year and hitting NYC for shows on September 26 at Glasslands (tickets) and September 28 at Mercury Lounge (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Tickets for Passion Pit's Pier 26 shows (9/6 and 9/7), which Best Coast open, are still available, and we're also giving away a pair to each.

Their tour also includes a stop at Chicago's North Coast Music Festival this weekend (8/30-9/1), which we're also giving away tickets to.

Updated dates are listed, along with the documentary video and contest details, below...

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